Job Description

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Posting Numberreq6951
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentArt Art History (595A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryAssistant Professor of Painting and Drawing. Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 1.0 FTE. Service and committee work expected. The new faculty member will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, advise MFA students and serve on their graduate committees, and contribute to the coordination of the Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist Program. The new faculty member will compliment, enhance, and expand our painting and drawing research agenda and curriculum.

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city of 600,000 on the Rio Grande at an altitude of 5,200 feet. Albuquerque’s historical pluralism gives the city a fascinating mix in terms of its arts, cuisine, languages, and values. The University of New Mexico is a large, diverse state university with a faculty of over 3,000 serving approximately 32,700 students. The Department of Art offers the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees.



M.F.A. in Studio Art with emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Active exhibition record and new creative work in Painting and Drawing within the last three years. One year university-level teaching experience as instructor of record.


Conversant in contemporary issues of theory and aesthetics, especially as they relate to painting and drawing and an ability to teach related courses. Minimum of one year of University-level teaching experience of undergrads and grads. Collegiality. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Instructions All applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico web site:, Requisition #6523. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: a letter of application; CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, fax, and e-mail) of three recommenders; course syllabi; teaching philosophy; diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 20 examples of your work, with a list of images, including title, year, medium, and size. Images should be in MS PowerPoint. If selected for the position, you will need to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements required as a minimum requirement for this position prior to your initial employment with UNM.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/17/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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